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Central Park Zoo – January2019 January 6, 2019

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It has been about three months of Sundays since I last posted a ‘while at the zoo’ about my home base, the Central Park Zoo. If you haven’t been to our zoo in a while the winter is a great time to visit. The crowds are smaller, the tropic aviary is nice and warm and the temperate animals much more active. You can combine your next visit with our upcoming photo workshop. It is called Valentine Tails and will be from 8:30 to 10:30 on February 10, 2019 (think hearts.) The workshop is filling up fast. If interested click here.

No ‘ifs’ just ‘ends and butts’ – 2018 December 30, 2018

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It has been a good year for new faces, places and spaces.  Thank you for coming along for the ride. I celebrate the end of my 15th year of Sunday photo montages, and following tradition, I leave you with with no ‘ifs,’ – just ends and butts. Below is a list of some of those places that we have visited. Looking forward to more zoo-cations in 2019 and wishing you all a very Happy Zoo Year! Smithsonian National Zoo, San Francisco Zoo, Georgia O’Keefe at the NYBG, Potawatomi Zoo, Toledo Zoo and Aquarium, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, David Traylor Zoo, Rolling Hills Zoo, Sunset Zoo, Topeka Zoo, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Oklahoma City Zoo, Tulsa Zoo, Sedgwick County Zoo, deCordova Sculpture Park, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Stone Zoo, Southwick’s Zoo, Capron Park Zoo

Season’s Greetings December 25, 2018

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This holiday greeting was created before One-eyed Jack crossed that Rainbow Bridge. I think he would have approved my still posting it. So season’s greetings to one and all.

One-eyed Jack – In Memorium December 22, 2018

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It is with a heavy, broken heart that I tell you One-eyed Jack crossed the Rainbow Bridge this week. His health had taken a downward spiral in the past few months and it was time. I rescued Jack as a senior dog from Best Friends about two and a half years ago. He brought so much joy to my life. He was friendly with everyone. He loved kids, other dogs, street vendors, my apartment building staff and neighbors. Not a walk went by that someone did not come up to us to chat. Many New Yorkers would yell out ‘WISHBONE’ when they saw us (you might have to google that one). New Yorkers have a soft spot in their hearts for dogs, especially adorable one-eyed dogs. The one flaw he had was his insistence upon rising before daylight. We would traipse out into the dark of night and almost had the city to ourselves. Jack also adored my two cats, Audrey and Roberta and they adored him. I created a facebook page for them and we garnered close to 500 fans most who did not know me, but fell in love with Audrey, Roberta and One-eyed Jack. The house seems a lot emptier now and it will take awhile for a new normal to emerge. I have already been asked if I am going to get another dog. It is too soon to even contemplate that right now but if I do – I will adopt another senior dog as they need homes, aren’t nearly as cute as puppies but it is the right thing to do. Thank you all for caring about One-eyed Jack. It means a lot to me.

Stone Zoo – 2018 December 16, 2018

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Our last mini-zoocation stop was the Stone Zoo in Stoneham MA. Lots of improvements to this 26 acre facility since we were there last year. A new entrance, several new exhibit animals, two amorous jaguars and of course twin snow leopard cubs made for an ideal visit. We will be back next year for sure.

Southwick’s Zoo – 2018 December 9, 2018

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The penultimate stop on our fall mini-zoocation is an annual favorite – the Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon MA. Southwick’s is always fun and I encourage you to visit. They are closed for the season now (except for several weekends). You can check out their website for dates. My zoocation sidekick and good friend Mary Schwalm has created another desktop calendar for 2019. I have already ordered mine and got them in the mail the other day. Check them out here. A perfect stocking stuffer.

Capron Park Zoo December 2, 2018

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Our mini-zoocation in late October continued with a visit to the Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro MA. The Capron Park Zoo was established in 1937 on land donated by the Capron family. The zoo is situated on eight acres and has been open since 1937. We had not been to the Capron Park Zoo in about 10 years and were happy to see that some of the animals we remembered were still there. If you are in the area I suggest a visit.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum November 25, 2018

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We decided to mix it up on our recent mini-New England zoocation. Founded in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, in Lincoln, MA just 20 miles west of Boston. It was a fun adventure type of visit.

Gobble, gobble November 22, 2018

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The happiest of Thanksgiving from the entire gang at Casa Lobo.

Buttonwood Park Zoo November 18, 2018

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Post Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas zoocation continues with a mini-zoocation to New England. First up was the delightful Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford MA.